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What Happens During and After a Fire

ProTech Restoration

(847) 558-7765

Nothing can be more damaging to a home than a fire. As we all know, they can cause devastation within a family or business, but not many individuals are aware of the details of the effects or know how to proceed after the flames are extinguished.

What Happens During and After a Fire

When a fire occurs, smoke is produced by the flames, penetrating through all building materials to affect the entire property. When this happens, it is able to cover everything in a thick, black residue that will compromise the surfaces’ structure if treatment is not applied right away. Any humidity present within the home or building can also combine with smoke and cause corrosion. In addition, the damage does not stop once the flames have been put out; as long as there is still smoke lingering, it will spread to affect all surfaces until finally dissipating on its own.

It is during this time that treatment is crucial. This is because the damage will continue to spread, causing permanent damage if not removed right away. However, ProTech Restoration is available 24/7 and is insured, licensed, and endorsed to provide fire and smoke damage restoration services. Our technicians undergo specialized training and have years of experience in fire mitigation, corrosion control, and restoration products and equipment. We also provide our specialists with advanced training to allow them remain updated on all of the latest products and cleaning techniques in order to continue providing you with the highest quality services possible.

Restoration from Property Damage

While each fire or smoke damage situation is unique, the information covered in this guide is essential and applies to the majority of all losses. On the other hand, we hope that it will provide a deeper insight and understanding of our services so you are well-informed throughout the entire process. As the property owner, you deserve clear and open communication, which is why we will also be available to answer both your questions and those of your insurance adjuster. You may also refer to our fire damage FAQ for additional help.

While it is our mission to restore as much damage conducted to your property as possible, the fire restoration procedures may require additional time and resources before completion. The determining factors will ultimately depend on the size of the fire and its source.


Replace vs. Restore Decision-Making

While it is our ultimate goal to restore as many building materials and personal items as possible, sometimes it is more cost-effective to have them replaced. Please also consider that there are some materials that cannot be fixed and replacement would be necessary. However, we will advise you and your insurance adjustor of each item that we recommend to have replaced in order to keep you informed at all times. As for the rest of the materials, we will work efficiently to have them effectively restored in a timely manner.

Recent Reviews

Review by Amy Jachna

Rating 5 5 Star Disaster Restoration Rating

"Had a great experience working with Marshall when we had an emergency leak at my mom’s house. He immediately started working to salvage what we could. I felt like he absolutely understood the urgency, and treated my mom like his own! He and the rest of the team were super easy to work with and answered our (many) questions along the way. They were very transparent about the process which was extremely helpful as this was our first time with this kind of issue in 30+ years of owning the house. We so appreciate ProTech for aiding us during our time of need."

Review by Lynn Gibson

Rating 5 5 Star Disaster Restoration Rating

"My experience with ProTech was wonderful from the first visit thru the last. Ben did a great job of evaluating the work that needed to be done and explaining everything to me. Frank and Sergio were great to work with because they were pleasant AND they were so very careful about everything they did. All in all, I give the ProTech team an A+!"

Review by Kelsey Swyter

Rating 5 5 Star Disaster Restoration Rating

"I had a pipe burst and subsequent leakage into my basement. At first I thought that we maybe stopped it in time since we could not see obvious damage but Marshall at ProTech said it would be a good idea to check it out anyway and came out within a couple of days. I’m so glad he did since there was more damage than we anticipated. Marshall explained the damage thoroughly using his imaging techniques and provided a quote within the day. Pricing was good and our insurance accepted the proposal immediately. The ProTech team was able to do the water damage mitigation about a week after the incident and on a Saturday no less. Everything was done super quickly and professionally. While I do not want to deal with any more water damage, the repairs using ProTech were painless. I would recommend this company and especially Marshall to anyone in the same situation."

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